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iPhone shipments grow while smartphone market shrinks

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iPhone 13 Pro
The iPhone 13 sold well in Q2 2022.
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iPhone shipments grew 3.3% year over year during the second quarter of 2022, according to a market-research firm. That’s in contrast to the global smartphone market, which declined 7%.

Apple made up 16% of the total market, its highest second-quarter performance in more than a decade.

iPhone shipments rose in Q2 2022

iPhone remains Apple’s top product by a wide margin. Much of the the company’s success depends on strong sales of iOS devices. Fortunately for the company, demand for iPhone remains strong.

Total shipments reached 47.5 million in the June 2022 quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. As noted, that’s up 3.3% from the same quarter of 2021.

“Apple had a good quarter, led by iPhone 13 series which continued to ramp up volumes in U.S., China and other key markets,” said Woody Oh from Strategy Analytics.

Apple said Thursday that Q2 2022 iPhone revenue increased 3% to $40.7 billion, but Cupertino does not reveal unit shipments. It’s up to analysts to estimate them.

Every Android-maker but Samsung struggles

Samsung is the standout in the smartphone market with Q2 2022 shipments growing 9.5% to 62.5 million units.

Its and Apple’s growth came at the expense of other Android-makers. Xiaomi’s quarterly shipments dropped 25%, Oppo’s declined 26% and Vivo’s went down 21%.

“COVID disruption and geopolitical issues adversely impacted smartphone market in the second quarter of this year,” said Linda Sui with Strategy Analytics. “Meanwhile, unfavorable economic conditions continued to weaken consumers’ demand on smartphones and other non-essential products.”